Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.
A stray bullet entered a Wissinoming home and grazed a 13-year-old boy in the stomach as a gunman opened fire on the house during a failed robbery attempt, Philadelphia police say.
Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.
A Mayfair mother of three who taught at Lower Moreland High School pleaded guilty last week to having sex with a 17-year-old student.
A Father Judge freshman last week was ordered held for trial in the Sept. 22 shooting death of a 15-year-old girl who was walking home from school near Broad and Olney.
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An early Dec. 4 traffic accident seems to have precipitated a shooting that left a 41-year-old man wounded in his left arm, police said.
A southbound Northeast Regional train hit and killed a man on Amtrak rails in Frankford late Sunday, according to Philadelphia police. The Hispanic man in his 30s, as yet unidentified, was near Worth and Kinsey streets at 11:42 p.m. Sunday and pronounced dead at the scene at 11:59 p.m., police said.
James Mears says he targeted Dollie “Grandma” Evans because she sold crack in the Holmesburg home they shared.
Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a woman making a deposit at a Castor Avenue ATM last week.